Sony Stops Hack Attempt, 93,000 PSN Accounts Locked
Posted on Wednesday, October 12 @ 02:46:48 PST by Nicholas Tan
Sony has detected and prevented a massive hack attempt and has locked 93,000 global accounts that were affected. Sony Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger emphasizes how "small" this incident is on the official Europe PlayStation blog:
We want to let you know that we have detected attempts on Sony Entertainment Network, PlayStation Network and Sony Online Entertainment (“Networks”) services to test a massive set of sign-in IDs and passwords against our network database. These attempts appear to include a large amount of data obtained from one or more compromised lists from other companies, sites or other sources. In this case, given that the data tested against our network consisted of sign-in ID-password pairs, and that the overwhelming majority of the pairs resulted in failed matching attempts, it is likely the data came from another source and not from our Networks. We have taken steps to mitigate the activity.
I repeat. Do not leave your credit card information on PSN. Just get a card. If you haven't learned this already.
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